Kevin Page assists Green Party in setting the record straight

OTTAWA – An NDP flier, distributed throughout Vancouver Island, carries a headline claiming that the Green Party platform budget failed a review by Kevin Page, president of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa. The NDP quotes Mr. Page saying: “We started looking at the numbers and they don’t add up.”

The Green Party contacted Mr. Page, a former Parliamentary Budget Officer, and he authorized us to distribute his correction:

“The Green Party costed platform, released on October 3, 2019, received an overall passing grade on a fiscal assessment from the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa. It is the same overall grade provided to the Conservatives and NDP. The platform sets out a highly ambitious agenda, makes good use of independent costing provided by the Parliamentary Budget Officer, and is transparent about the challenges facing the country and the implementation of an ambitious agenda.”

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